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I ned help in determining why the AcGenral.dll can't be defragmented. Each time I try to defrag my machine, I get message stating that the file can't be defragmented. Exactly what is this file? I am unable to delete this file, but am logged on as the administrator.

Thanks in advance for any assistance in this matter.
 
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Google searches reveal that "acgenral.dll" is a component of the Microsoft Windows operating systems.

You wouldn't happen to have a German version of Windows, would you?
http://www.filename.info/f/acgenral.dll.html

I really wouldn't worry too much if a file can not be defragmented. Every time I do a disk defrag, there are always a few files that can't be defragged.
 
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If a file is in use by Windows, then Defrag will skip it. Why would your first action be to delete this file? I think you are taking the Defrag process way to seriously. Deleting what may be a System file will cause you more problems in the long run.
 
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I agree. (n) I'm not sure why you would want to delete something just because it can't be defragged. That is a definite no-no. Defrag will often skip over important Windows components as was mentioned, leaving the message that the file couldn't be defragged.

In other words, leave it.
 

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I don't think that the version is German. However, I do utilize BitDefender and Mapi Labs Duplicate Remover.
 

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How do I know if the file is in use? I close out every program that I know is open before I defrag. I am not trying to make a mountain out of a mole hil. I have simply see this message more that I have seen any other message. Would you happen to know exactly what the file is for?
 
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As far as I know, it is a component of German versions of the Windows operating system. That's all I know. You don't happen to be German do you? :confused:

I often see the same couple files that can't be defragged every time I run a disk defrag. I wouldn't make such a big deal of it. :rolleyes:
 

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My machine is a Toshiba Satellite A75-S231 and was purchased at Circuit City. As far as I know the OS is not German, but it is entirely possible, I guess. As far as me being German, I will check as well. If I am, I am an anomaly.
 
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Well I'm pretty sure your OS isn't German if it isn't in the German language, you don't live in Germany or any other German-speaking nation (you bought it at Circuit City :p ) and you aren't German as far as I can tell.

I have no clue as to why that file is on your computer. I'll look into it some more if you'd like, but in the mean time- DON'T MESS WITH IT. :)

You don't want to make things any worse by deleting something that could be valuable, important, or necessary. ;) :cool:
 
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Upon further review from a better, more informative website (http://www.processlist.com/info/acgenral-9.html), acgenral.dll is just a standard Windows Compatibility Component. Don't need to have a German OS to have it like that other site said.

Not spyware or anything bad. Just a standard Windows component that can't be defragged, because after all, it's a Windows component that's in use (please don't ask me how to make it not in use).

Just leave things how they are- everything is fine. :) You can mark this thread Solved using the Thread Tools drop down list, or if you feel like I didn't answer your question already, feel free to reply to this message LOL j/k :p :D
 

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I will try my very best not to obsess any longer over this file. It's just that everytime I see it I want to scream. I think that it may be another one of those Microsoft Gremlins. I do thank you for the info. I guess I will go and sniff something lavender.
 
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How often do you defrag? I think maybe you are defragging much too often. It is after all a personal choice depending on how much you install/remove software and how hard you work your computer. I consider myself an average user so I defrag maybe every other month. Defragging dailey, IMO, is not neccessary and it puts "miles" on your hard drive. :D
 
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Also, it is wise to look at the analysis that Disk Defragmenter produces before defragging the drive. See how many fragments per file there are (should be between 1.0-1.20 and you're ok) and how many fragmented files there are before choosing to defrag.
 

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windows purposefully puts system files that are unmoveable in towards the middle of the disk. if you are running below 25% fragmented, you are fine. Going around deleting files without knowing what they are or do could land you in more trouble than trying to get defragged to zero.
 

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I generally defrag approximately every two to three weeks. However, I do defrag more often, particularly when I install/uninstall software. Maybe once per week under these conditions. At last check, the average fragments per file on my machine is 1.21. The total fragmentation is 6% and the file fragmentation is 13%. Finally, I get it. I accept my rebuke and will not delete a file unless I know what it is.
 
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